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A leaf-mimic katydid (Roxelana crassicornis) at night near Iquitos, Peru  Geotagged,Katydid,Peru,Roxelana crassicornis,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A leaf-mimic katydid (Roxelana crassicornis) at night near Iquitos, Peru

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  1. Freaking awesome. With these leaf mimics I always wonder if the finer details (dirt, damage, lichen) are also part of the mimic or just actual dirt. Posted 11 months ago
    1. That is the amazing part -- at least most of those finer details are also part of the mimicry. Of course any individual katydid might also have dirt on it too. Posted 11 months ago
      1. omg, only now seeing the legs are like twigs! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Mind blown...spectacular mimicry indeed. John, very well spotted and a super image. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! Even though my primary interest is herps, every time I'm in the tropics I look hard to find camouflaged katydids, because they are so cool. Posted 5 months ago

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Roxelana crassicornis is a leaf-mimic katydid known from parts of northern South America.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2020. Captured Jan 14, 2014 19:54 in 16200, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-5
  • f/16.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm